Anderson was highly efficient with his shot over a relatively modest amount of time on the floor, leading the Spurs' second unit in scoring after averaging just 3.0 points across 12.5 minutes in the first two games of the series. The third-year swingman got some extra playing time with the Spurs behind by double digits in the second half, but his minutes will be hard to predict from game to game in the postseason. Notably, Anderson had played only two minutes in Monday's Game 2 win on the heels of what was a series-high 18 minutes on Thursday.
It's his 17th homer of the year but just his third in June, although Duvall has maintained his fantasy value by hitting .305 (25-for-82) on the month. The 28-year-old now sports a career-best .874 OPS and appears set to top last season's breakout performance.
The young lefty has long struggled with control issues, and the 5.36 BB/9 he compiled over 42 innings with the Rays earlier in the season played a significant part in his demotion to Triple-A Durham. However, Snell displayed notable improvement in that area as his minor-league stint unfolded, giving up just four walks over the 17.2 innings encompassing his most recent trio of starts. He also racked up a sterling 5-0 record and 2.66 ERA, so both the Rays and Snell certainly have reason that the adjustments he made with the Bulls will pay dividends at the big-league level this go-around.
Williams, who limited the baserunners quite effectively in this one, gave up an RBI groundout in the fourth and was scored upon again after the first two men reached as he tried to extend into the eighth. He was on the hook for a loss despite the quality start, but a late push from his offense bailed him out in that regard. After being battered for much of the early part of the season, Williams seems to be coming into his own at the big league level and has now tossed consecutive quality starts for the second time in 2017. He still holds a hefty 4.82 ERA, but an enticing matchup with the Giants awaits the in-form 25-year-old on Sunday.
The Rays selected the contract of minor-league hurler Adam Kolarek on Tuesday, so they utilized the Kiermaier move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. The rangy outfielder remains out indefinitely with a fractured hip.
His leadoff shot to right field set the tone for the game, as the two teams combined for seven homers. Hamilton now has a grand total of two home runs on the season, with his other coming in early May, and the switch-hitting speedster hasn't been able to benefit from 2017's league-wide power surge.
Pruitt has struggled mightily over his 31.2 innings with the Rays this season, as he currently holds a 6.25 ERA. He'll be sent to Triple-A Durham where he'll face lighter competition with the hopes of getting his groove back on the mound.
His last save came back on June 8, as Iglesias hasn't gotten a lot of work this month for a struggling Reds squad. His 1.69 ERA and 45:16 K:BB in 37.1 innings suggest the right-hander could be an elite fantasy closer if he were pitching for a better team and got more opportunities, however.
Cobb was lights out in this one, completing six one-two-three innings and allowing just one man to pass first base. He was on the hook for a win when he departed prior to the ninth inning, but a pair of late runs charged to the bullpen rained on that parade. Regardless, this was Cobb's finest outing of the season and his ERA now sits at a respectable 3.73. The right-hander has thrown four consecutive quality starts heading into Sunday's matchup with the Orioles.
Alvarado has made 21 appearances out of the Rays' bullpen this season but is currently sitting on an unsightly 5.89 ERA. He'll be sent to Triple-A Durham to work on his form with the hopes of rejoining the major-league club at a later date.
It wasn't pretty, but on a night when the two offenses combined for seven homers, Adleman took advantage of his run support and held on just long enough to qualify for a win. The 29-year-old has now walked multiple batters and given up at least one home run in six straight starts, a combination that makes him a ratio risk for any fantasy GM who dares to plug him into their active roster. His next start comes Sunday at home against the Cubs.
The homer was his sixth of the season, and Arcia is now hitting a sizzling .424 (14-for-33) over his last 10 games. The 22-year-old has made a number of highlight-reel plays on defense since making his major-league debut in 2016, but it looks like his bat is beginning to catch up to his glove.
The two teams combined for seven homers on the night, but Guerra got by far the worst of it. He's now walked multiple batters while serving up at least one home run in five straight outings, so a blowup outing seemed inevitable. The right-hander will take a 4.54 ERA into his next start Sunday at home against the Marlins.
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